Originally Posted by apshutt
Thanks for the comments. It looks like I will have to save a bit more
This isn't an official ribnet recommendation bit some people might suggest that you get the radio (you don't need dsc, especially if a. You are always in a similar area and think through how to describe it and even less so if b. You have a GPS... it's nice to have, as is floating but some thin cord can stop it being lost) Then do the training at a later date when funds allow. The ownership license (and mmsi no) are free and don't require the operators certificate. Op cert only required for routine use, not in emergencies. Routine use will make you more confident in emergencies, but even a bad mayday is better than no mayday.